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Old 05-01-2016, 01:31 PM   #1
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I have what is left of my great uncles prop that not only suffered a ground loop accident, but was "fixed" by a person that rented his house for a short time. The fix was to cut off the broken tips and sand off the finish. I am mainly curious as to the original size of the prop and would also like to know what the prop tips looked like originally.
the prop is a L44-41, hp 75, rpm 2600, s/n 2569
I do not know what plane it came from, but would guess it was a tail dragger.
As an aside, my great uncle was a WW2 pilot that flew recon missions. I never knew him, but my father said he would never talk about what he did.
Thanks, JB
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Old 02-23-2019, 11:13 PM   #2
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I thought I would bump this up to see if anyone has any info at all about the prop I have. Thanks, JB
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:45 PM   #3
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Sorry this got missed the first time around. That model is not listed on the only usage list I've been able to find.

I looked through another source and found at least some documentation of Lewis model number L44. The "-41" suffix simply describes its pitch in inches. It was built under Type Certificate Number 797 and all models were designed for a 75 HP engine. The manufacturing approval expired on December 31, 1954.

I just don't know where else to look for that specific model number. Sorry.
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Old 02-26-2019, 12:20 AM   #4
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Thanks for the response, I appreciate it. I now have the prop mounted to and adapted to a wheel hub that is bolted to the wall. I give it a spin every once in a while.
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